Joining the Armed Forces is a calling. Ted Colbert had the great fortune of visiting military bases across the globe, meeting the brave service members who answered that call.
“Every time, I’m wildly impressed that – at such a young age and in a world that sometimes values self-importance over humility – these young people chose a career of service and sacrifice.” – Ted Colbert
Joining the Armed Forces is a calling. I’ve had the great fortune of visiting military bases across the globe, meeting the brave service members who answered that call. Every time, I’m wildly impressed that – at such a young age and in a world that sometimes values self-importance over humility – these young people chose a career of service and sacrifice.
At Boeing, our mission – our calling – is to protect heroes, save lives and safely bring home our service members to their loved ones. While Boeing is by the side of our service members throughout their military journey, our mission extends to life post-military, too. As service members transition back into civilian life, we welcome them into the workforce, offering meaningful employment opportunities and a chance to help make a difference for future generations of service members. We know their unique perspectives and skillsets are formidable assets to our team.
In 2022, Boeing contributed more than $13 million in support of veteran causes globally, including employment readiness programs for veterans and their spouses and recovery programs focused on physical, mental and emotional well-being. Through partnerships with many veteran-focused nonprofits, we have supported programs including training of service dogs for veterans, building specially adapted homes for injured veterans, and our employees have helped build tiny homes for veterans experiencing homelessness. We firmly believe these heroes deserve the absolute best for all they have done in the name of global security, and we are committed to doing our part.
As a company that supports military personnel and veterans globally, deepening our connection with this community through the Invictus Games is a natural fit. The Games celebrate and honor the values and never-ending perseverance of those who defend their countries. To all the service members transitioning out of the military and the obstacles that transition brings, know that Boeing is here to help you pursue your next mission.
Please join me in thanking our service members, veterans, and their families for answering the call to serve – today and every day.
Ted Colbert is the president and CEO of Boeing Defense, Space & Security.
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